IEEE ComSoc Saudi Arabia Chapter: Winner of 2019 EMEA Chapter Achievement Award

By Abdullah Almuttiri - Saudi Arabia Chapter Chair

Every year the IEEE Communication Society measures the performance of Chapters across all its regions globally. The result of this process is a single winner per region recognizing the achievements of the top-performing Chapter in that particular IEEE ComSoc Region. Proudly, the ComSoc Saudi Arabia Chapter was recognized as the best performing chapter across the Europe, Middle East and Africa region, which is the largest geographical IEEE region globally, for the year of 2019. This achievement is presented to the winning Chapter Chair at one of the two IEEE ComSoc flagship conferences, ICC or GLOBECOM.

This recognition is the result of the leadership, dedication, hard work and collaboration to produce the best value-added activities to our members. The harmonic combination of activities, field visits, distinguished lectures, training courses and workshop series, are the main recipe of this success. Partnering with the correct institutions and NPO who would complement our goals is also a key success factor, and herein I shall thank all our partners.

With the start of a new decade in this century the fourth industrial revolution (I4) is closer than ever to being a realty at all its domains. It is estimated that there will be approximately 100 billion connected devices with a total economic impact of USD$3.9 trillion to USD$11.1 trillion by 2025. The fifth-generation mobile network (5G) and the Internet of Things (IoT) are two of the key foundation technologies for I4 and they are the hot topic focus across research and industrial R&D. In our Chapter we held a series of lectures, training and workshops on the state-of-the-art technologies that enable 5G and IoT, from cloud computing and big data analytics to telco cloud and SDN/NFV.

The ComSoc Saudi Arabia Chapter promotes ComSoc activities and values their members and strives to deliver value- added activities on state-of-the-art technologies that are advancing for the benefit of humanity. The chapter has proposed a promising plan for their members for 2020 and will work hard to achieve those defined goals. For any inquiries please do not hesitate to contact the Chapter at or the chapter chair, Dr. Abdullah Almuttiri at